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Old Aug 3, '12, 5:59 pm
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Question Why God chose Jews ? Is God racist ?

Why God chose Jews ?

God already knew that the Jews wasn't follow Jesus
( because God knew the future and past )

Why God not chose Germany , British , or Americans ?

Is God racist ?

These are just curious questions
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Old Aug 3, '12, 6:01 pm
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Why would God hate people based on their skin color or heritage if he gave it to them?
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Old Aug 3, '12, 6:02 pm
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Most of Jews do not follow Jesus

Why He chose them ?
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Jews are not a race. Anyone one can be a Jew if they convert to Judaism. I read that the Jews chose God. They chose to follow God.
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Old Aug 3, '12, 6:28 pm
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Jews are not a race. Anyone one can be a Jew if they convert to Judaism. I read that the Jews chose God. They chose to follow God.
But they don't follow Jesus , Jesus is God

They chose to follow God , but they do not follow Jesus

But Jesus = God

I get confused
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But they don't follow Jesus , Jesus is God

They chose to follow God , but they do not follow Jesus

But Jesus = God

I get confused
Yes to us Christians Jesus= God, but in Judaism there is no trinity. Therefore no Jesus.
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Old Aug 3, '12, 7:03 pm
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Why God chose Jews ?

God already knew that the Jews wasn't follow Jesus
( because God knew the future and past )

Why God not chose Germany , British , or Americans ?

Is God racist ?

These are just curious questions
Answer
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Old Aug 3, '12, 7:12 pm
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Why God not chose Germany , British , or Americans ?
Because the British, Germans, and Americans didn't exist in the first century AD.

But here's a question: *if* God chose, for example, the Germanic tribes in ancient Germania (modern day Germany, roughly) as the chosen people, would not the Germans have rejected Jesus when he came to the world? Probably. It's all a part of God's plan for His Son to be rejected from His own people.

As to why God specifically chose the Jews as the Chosen People in the Old Testament, and as our Elder Brothers in the modern world, I cannot answer definitively.

Deuteronomy 14:2 says:



Exodus 19:5-6 may answer why God chose these obscure people:



This shows that the Jews were obedient to God's laws. The Jewish Encyclopedia entry "chosen people" goes into greater and more extensive detail on this. One section is particularly educational, which I greatly enjoyed learning (emphasis mine):

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According to the Rabbis, Israel has not been chosen as the people of the Law on account of its racial superiority. "Israel is of all nations the most willful or headstrong one, and the Torah was to give it the right scope and power of resistance, or else the world could not have withstood its fierceness" (Beẓah, 25b). "The Lord offered the Law to all nations; but all refused to accept it except Israel" (Mek. Yitro, Pes. R. K. 103b, 186a, 200a). "A Gentile who consecrates his life to the study and observance of the Law ranks as high as the high priest," says R. Mer, by deduction from Lev. xviii. 5; II Sam. vii. 19; Isa. xxvi. 2; Ps. xxxiii. 1, cxviii. 20, cxxv. 4, where all stress is laid not on Israel, but on man or the righteous one (Sifra, Aḥare Mot, 86b; Bacher, "Ag. Tan." ii. 31). Israel is likened to the olive. Just as this fruit yields its precious oil only after being much pressed and squeezed, so Israel's destiny is one of great oppression and hardship, in order that it may thereby give forth its illuminating wisdom (Ex. R. xxvi.). Poverty is the quality most befitting Israel as the chosen people (Ḥag. 9b). Only on account of its good works is Israel among the nations "as the lily among thorns" (Cant. R. ii. 2), or "as wheat among the chaff" (Midr. Teh. i. 4; Weber's "System der Altsynagogalen Theologie," etc., pp. 59-69, is full of glaring errors and misstatements on the subject of Israel as the chosen people).
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Why God chose Jews ?

God already knew that the Jews wasn't follow Jesus
( because God knew the future and past )

Why God not chose Germany , British , or Americans ?

Is God racist ?

These are just curious questions

As stated already: "Why would God hate people based on their skin color or heritage if he gave it to them?"

And what The Scott said!


Besides who are we to question the mind and will of God?
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Old Aug 3, '12, 8:08 pm
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No one has stated the obvious: G*d can do anything he wants, and he does not owe any human being an explanation. And, by the very definition of G*d, He cannot be a racist. Such an idea borders on blasphemy!
That being said, the reason the Jews were chosen lies in the Book of Genesis of the Old Testament. I suggest that TroVeCatBui get a copy and read it. If necessary, there is a copy available on line.
He will not get a definitive answer from any internet forum because there are too many opinions and too much erroneous information about the content of the Bible.
And just out of curiosity, what is a Catholic T.T?
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Old Aug 3, '12, 8:39 pm
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And just out of curiosity, what is a Catholic T.T?

My ......... grand grand grandparents My grand grandparents , my grandparents , my parents are catholic

So I am catholic T.T

But I considering my self as half christian half atheist
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Old Aug 3, '12, 9:02 pm
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My ......... grand grand grandparents My grand grandparents , my grandparents , my parents are catholic

So I am catholic T.T

But I considering my self as half christian half atheist
Thanks for your reply. You may consider yourself only a cultural Catholic, but, if you were properly cathecised, with G*ds grace, especially if you have observed the First Fridays, you will return to the faith when you grow older.
I know, because I returned after being away for more than 50 years!
G*d Bless you!
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Old Aug 3, '12, 9:08 pm
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Jew designates both a religion and a race. As a race, they were called Hebrews which is why they use that language nowadays. Hebrews are descendants of Jacob, who is the son of Isaac, who is the son of Abraham. Abraham listened to the Word of God, hence why God chose him and his descendants. In other words, he obeyed God, but that changed with his descendants.
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Old Aug 3, '12, 9:52 pm
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I through Christian is started as a sect of Judaism

When Jesus Christ came

I think

Jews who follow Jesus created Christianity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_the_Apostle

Jews who do not follow Jesus still keep Torah law

Today we have Messianic Judaism , Jews who keep torah law and follow Jesus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messianic_Judaism

So they are half christian half jew

Is this legit ?

Because who follow Jesus , accept Jesus as God and Savior
they are Christians
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Old Aug 3, '12, 10:30 pm
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The so-called Messianic Jews are a modern cult that was an off-shoot of modern Evangelical Pentacostal Christianity. They are a very small group that began in the late 1960's and has no historical precedents. They are accepted neither by Christians nor Jews. In fact, they are considered a blasphemous joke on the order of the "Jews for Jesus" sect by most American Jews. The State of Israel bars them from entering their country.
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